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GILLESPIE, Oscar William (1858-1927)

GILLESPIE, OSCAR WILLIAM, a Representative from Texas; born near Quitman, Clarke County, Miss., June 20, 1858; attended private schools, and was graduated from Mansfield College, Texas, in 1885; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced practice in Fort Worth, Tex., assistant attorney of Tarrant County 1886-1888; prosecuting attorney of Tarrant County 1890-1894; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1910; resumed the practice of law in Fort Worth, Tex., where he died August 23, 1927; interment in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Tex.